• Hundreds of Russian war dead were taken to the depot
  • Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister says the war “enters a new, long stage”
  • Ukrainian military photos show a failed Russian river crossing
  • Kieu says he is negotiating the evacuation of the injured Mariupol

Kieu, May 14 (Reuters)-The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were taken to a depot on the outskirts of Kieu, stacked with hundreds of people on refrigerated trains, and waited to be sent back to their families.

“Most of them were brought in from the Kive region, as well as from the Chernihiv region and other regions,” private military liaison officer Volodimir Liamjin told Reuters on Friday head-on as a stretcher bearer. rice field. -Protective clothing on the toes lifted the body bag into a boxcar.read more

He said refrigerated trains located in other parts of Ukraine were used for the same rigorous purpose.

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There was no reliable estimate of the magnitude of Russia’s loss, but the scene shot by Reuters provided the bitter taste of the price Vladimir Putin has paid since ordering the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. ..

The day before, Ukrainian troops released an aerial photograph of the burnout of Russian armor pillars and abandoned debris captured trying to cross a river in the main battlefield of the Donbas region.read more

Reuters could not confirm Ukraine’s report, but the British Department of Defense said the Pontoon Bridge and part of its armored battalion were destroyed on the Donets River while Russian troops were trying to break through defenses elsewhere on the Donets River. Said it was done.

“We are entering a new long stage of war,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov said in a Facebook post, saying that Ukraine is largely alone against “furious invaders.” A very tough week “was predicted.

The fastest territorial acquisition since the Russian invaders abandoned their advance in Kyiv over a month ago has driven the enemy out of the second largest city, Kharkov.

The northeastern city, which had been heavily bombarded, was quiet for at least two weeks. Reuters journalists have confirmed that Ukraine controls a territory that stretches about 40 km (25 miles) east of the Siverskyi Donets.

However, Moscow is still attacking nearby villages, including Delgachi, about 10 km (6 miles) north of Kharkov.

Mayor Delgachi Vyacheslav Zadorenko told Reuters after the missiles attacked the building used to distribute aid.read more

Russia, which has denied targeting civilians, said its troops attacked the arsenal, shot down Ukrainian Su-27 aircraft in the Kharkov region, and invalidated the Kremenchuk oil refinery in central Ukraine. rice field.

Reuters was unable to validate the claim on its own.

Prisoner exchange offer

Putin’s most specific success is along the south coast to connect the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia occupied in 2014, with the southeastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where Russian separatists have long fought Ukrainian troops. It was to occupy the territory.

Even there, his troops were trying to erase the last stand fort at the Azofustari factory in the southern port city of Mariupol.

Many of the people still in the steelworks are members of the Azov Battalion. Deputy Commander Sviatoslav Palamar said on Friday that his army would continue to resist as much as possible.

“Our enemies, supported by planes and cannons, continue to attack. They continue to attack our position, but we continue to repel them,” he streamed on YouTube. Spoke to the online forum.

Ukraine has proposed evacuating the 38 most seriously injured defenders and, in return, has offered to release many Russian prisoners of war.read more

“Currently, very complex negotiations are underway on the next phase of the evacuation mission, the removal of seriously injured health workers,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a late-night speech.

Russia’s Duma or Deputy Secretary of the House, Anna Kuznetsova, visited Kherson to help residents of a small city in southern Ukraine seized during the first week of the invasion, the state’s RIA news agency reported on Saturday.read more

New battles are also taking place around Snake Island, a strategically located islet that manages important routes in the Black Sea.

The Kremlin calls the invasion of Ukraine a “special military operation” and threatens the safety of its neighbors. Ukraine does not pose a threat to Russia, and the deaths of thousands of civilians and the destruction of cities and towns indicate that Russia is waging a war of aggression.

More military aid for Ukraine

In the first conversation since the invasion, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the phone on Friday, calling for an immediate ceasefire and emphasizing the importance of open communication.read more

The day after Finland promised to apply for NATO, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde also claimed to join, but NATO member Turkey expressed opposition.read more

Joining the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance will end the neutral nations that both countries have maintained during the Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the aim was to prevent an invasion of Ukraine, and one of the goals of the war was to prevent the further expansion of Western military groups in 30 countries.

At a meeting in Germany, the G7 group’s foreign ministers in affluent countries support giving Ukraine more aid and weapons, and European Union foreign policy director Josep Borrell should be approved by the EU next week. Members have announced an additional 500 million euros ($ 520 million) in military support.

Borrell has demanded compensation before Hungary commits, but has expressed conviction that Brock will agree to Russia’s oil embargo.read more

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Report by Sergiy Karazy; Additional reports by Pavel Polityuk, Natalia Zinets, Tom Balmforth, Idries Ali, David Ljunggren, Reutersbureaux.Simon Cameron-Written by Moore; Edited by William Mallard

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